in order to meet my coaches demands of 90 miles per week i have to run appox 5 miles 4 mornings per week at 6am which is a killer, hence reason in bed by 10pm most nights. The cold, dark winter mornings are the worst but it has to be done in order to maintain fitness levels and decent race times. Can only manage water at 6am!
quality running not always quantity! Train hard and smart. Include hill sessions of say 12x400m tough inclines with jog recoveries, try some track reps for speed 8x800m with 1 min recovery. Also fartlek on 8 mile road runs. Try for 18-20 miles on sunday. Train your mind as well as your body! Good luck
all those years of pain through hard training and racing on the body must have adverse effects on our bodies. Training for hours/days/years must take its toll and increase the ageing process.ever likely we look old and tired yet we still keep on working away at the miles!
think you need to carefully put together a training plan/schedule so that you are prepared for a marathon in say 2-3 months. Your running needs to be structured in order for you to peak at the race. Suggest buliding up to 70-80 miles per week to include one hard long sunday run of 20 miles plus 1x hill session over fartlek and 1 x track rep session of 12x800 metres with 1 minute recovery. Stay focused and put in 101% effort and take one days rest in every 8. Feel the pain to get the glory!